Tag Archives: backyard putting green kits

Speed is not just Sandra’s break-out movie

No Comments 31 Dec 8:42 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Which is more important in golf putting: Speed or break? Of course being great at both is the goal, but the greatest golfers usually go on the record saying that speed is the more important of the two. If your putting speed is strong and fast, then there’s a greater likelihood that the ball will make the hole. With speed control, you ought at least to be left with a manageable second put when the first one doesn’t go in the hole. However if your speed is off, you’ll come up short and balls left short never go in the hole …

Why do caged birds sing?

No Comments 27 Dec 9:29 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

I think they sing because they have to do something to mark their time … but we digress …  Following is a putting drill often called “The Cage”: It’s Difficulty is considerate moderate and it only requires one player (but more are always an option). It involves at least 3 successive putts (per player) at a distance of at least 12 feet. First, be advised to check the speed of the practice putting green in order to match up to an appropriate backswing. Set up a ‘cage’ with some blocks (…Books will work). Aim to putt inside the cage without hitting it. Vary the …

Dr.Try this

No Comments 26 Dec 10:48 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

While at home in your backyard or on one of  your favorite golf putting greens, Develop muscle memory for varying velocities on different practice putting greens at differing distances. Before every putting drill, remember to bare these steps in mind:  1. Assess the green’s surface speed prior to selecting a distance for practice 2. Determine your best backswing length per the distance and green speed 3. Start your putt using this backswing length 4. Add or remove length to your backswing until you find the length that matches your style. 5. Fully extend the GSR for proper alignment of your putt and …

Putting slang

No Comments 21 Dec 9:21 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Remember these terms when working on your short game at any of your favorite nearby practice putting greens: ace Hole in one. address Position of body and feet prior to putt. adventure golf Non-standard minigolf course, wide open fairways air shot To swing & miss the ball, counted as a stroke all square Match play: both golfers have same score. back door Ball drops into hole after rolling around rim on the far side back nine Holes 10 to 18. bahnengolf German for miniature golf ball of fame Ball manufactured in honor of a great performance ball of shame Ball manufactured …

Recommended

No Comments 19 Dec 8:37 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Do you have  access to practice putting greens?  If so, the following golf putting drills are highly recommended for improving your short-game:   The following 3 drills are well constructed to help control your distance and improve your accuracy. 1. Circle and Row Drill:    The primary benefits here are to help establish your rhythm and consistency and help you quickly gain confidence. 2. Stroke Length Drill:    This golf putting drill is for controlling your distance. The amount of speed applied to the ball and therefore distance is determined by varying the length of your stroke. 3. Wrist Control Drill:   …

Target practice but no gun!

No Comments 17 Dec 9:46 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Here’s a putting drill that’s  alot like a game of darts. Cut out three circles from paper. The smallest one would approximate the size of a golf hole, the second about 2 to 3 times larger, and the third about 2 to 3 times larger than the second . Place these circles on the floor, creating targets, and assign points for each one. The center circle is 10 points, the second circle is 5, while the outer most circle is 2.  Take 10 putts and see what kind of score you get.  Btw a score of 70 – 90 is …

Consistency & Distance

No Comments 13 Dec 10:46 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Aim for your putt’s distance to be controlled by the length of your stoke.  Maintain a smooth rhythm to each stroke, i.e. without any bursts of power. By extending your putt’s distance you should consistently get within 3 feet of the hole on long putts.   Use the following drill at your favorite practice putting greens. Begin by laying 3 clubs around the hole so they form a opening and they are about a club lenght away from the hole.The hole should be about way between the 2 clubs that are not touching. Start to take roughly ten practice putts from ten feet from the hole. Your goal …

Delight to the eye

No Comments 10 Dec 10:14 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Golf putting is one of the trickiest skills of any sport.   It is truly a delicate mix of coordination and muscle control combined with strategy and mental focus. When a skilled putter sizes up a 10-foot (3-meter) distance to the cup, pauses, then applies precisely the right amount of force to sink the shot, that triumph of mind over matter is a truly inspiring sight to behold. I remember watching one master putter whose style and follow through was such a delight to the eye. This golfer seemed to infuse vision and intelligence into each putt. The way that …

Practice on a Putting Green

No Comments 26 Nov 10:30 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

If you are an avid golfer, the more availability and options you have, the better.  We recommend that you look into an excellent selection of high quality practice putting greens available from SynLawn and Pelz. Practice greens often can’t reproduce the same kind of real life scenario as real greens because they are usually located away from obstacles such as trees (which affect wind) that can affect your putting. The practice green at your local golf course is usually not at the top of a greenskeeper to-do list, so its surface may not simulate a good putting experience. You could try to …

Lagging

No Comments 25 Nov 8:56 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Distance putting drills refine the feel for speed on practice putting greens: “String It Out” Thank you to reknowned golf instructor Neil Wilkins for this “lag putting drill”.  Its basics follow in summary: 1. Cut pieces of string (as many as you like), each about three feet long. 2. Lay the strings out evenly on one of your favorite practice putting greens.  Each string should be approximately 3 feet apart, and across a well chosen putting line. 3. Start about 10 feet behind the first string. Putt a ball and try to roll it just beyond the first string. Putt a second …